Beyond the Carry-on: Garment Bags

November 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Garment bags often get a bad rap for being an outdated “box on wheels” predecessor to the Rollaboard® luggage that is seen everywhere today. Not so!

We like garment bags because they offer a streamlined manner of protecting and transporting business apparel in a way that reduces wrinkling. If you travel for business, and are required to wear suits and semi-formal clothing, you may want to consider a garment bag.

For example, you can typically only pack one suit inside the suiter of a regular carry-on. But if you have several suits or jackets, the garment bag allows you to carry several business dress items virtually wrinkle free.

Travelpro Crew 11 Garment Bag

Travelpro Crew 11 Garment Bag

The Crew™ 11 collection features three models, a basic bi-fold and two sizes of rolling garment bags. As with the entire Crew™ 11 collection, all are made of high-quality ballistic nylon fabric with a Duraguard coating, and feature a large exterior pocket and metal hanger clamps to keep your garments secure. All are subjected to strenuous testing to ensure durability of all moving parts and abrasion resistance over the lifetime of the bag. A limited lifetime warranty is also standard for all three models.

The Bi-Fold has an over-the-shoulder padded strap that can be worn crossbody as well, and has a leather carrying handle. It opens like a book and features multiple accessory pockets for separating and organizing contents. A foam padded roll bar and adjustable hold down straps help prevent wrinkling.

Both the Rolling Carry-on Garment Bag and the 50″ Garment Bag feature a high-performance Rollaboard® wheel system with integrated four-point stability system that keeps the bag from tipping when fully packed and standing upright. They also feature our patented Powerscope Extension Handle which reduces wobble when fully extended. The large compartment in each has a padded roll bar and two adjustable hold-down straps for securing up to four garments, as well as compartments for folded shirts fresh from the cleaners and pants. There are also corner pockets for small essentials such as belts, socks, and toiletries.

Do you regularly travel with suits? Are you a garment bag user? What do you typically look for in a garment bag? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or in our Twitter stream.

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Never Compromise: Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 Collection Goes Above and Beyond

June 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro once again redefines premium travel products with the Platinum Magna 2 handsomely crafted luggage collection featuring superior fabrics and genuine leather accents. This ultra-durable 13-model series is the pinnacle of fashion, intelligent functionality and design innovation. The result is a truly luxurious offering for travelers who want the finest in quality and performance.

Platiinum Magna 2 Collection

Platiinum Magna 2 Collection

Backed by Travelpro’s Worry-Free Warranty, Platinum Magna 2 ensures a lifetime of satisfaction with Spinners, Rollaboards, Garment Bags, a Business Case and a Backpack included in the collection. This full line features 9 carry-on bags, providing many different options for today’s savvy traveler.

“As the originator of Rollaboard luggage, Travelpro has always been a leader in the travel industry,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “The Platinum Magna 2 Collection is a step beyond other luggage collections, making it the best of the best.”

Designed for the “Perfect Roll,” the Dual Spinner Wheels include Travelpro’s patented MagnaTrac wheel technology, a leap forward in Spinner luggage. When Platinum Magna 2 is pushed, magnets instantly align the wheels to roll straight in any direction. Most spinner luggage drifts or pulls to one side or the other, putting strain on your shoulder, arm, wrist and hand. Platinum Magna 2 tracks effortlessly wherever you want to go.

The patented Contour Grip on Spinner models provides superior ergonomic control, relieving fatigue on the shoulder, arm, hand and wrist. In combination with the patented PowerScope Extension Handle that minimizes wobble, these two features provide the traveler with the ultimate in comfort, functionality and strength.

Platiinum Magna 2 Backpack and Briefcase

Platiinum Magna 2 Backpack and Briefcase

Rugged, fashionably textured nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating features stain and abrasion resistance for greater durability, while the H2O Guard coating protects the interior lining from stains. The Platinum Magna 2 collection is available in attractive black fabric with black leather accents and olive fabric with brown leather accents.

The Carry-on Rolling Garment Bag helps keep clothes wrinkle free. The convenient split-design construction offers amazing packing capacity and multiple pockets to store clothing, cables, socks, and so much more.

The Business Brief and Backpack are fully compatible with the luggage in the collection. They include padded laptop and tablet pockets along with a business organizer for intelligent storage of quick access essentials.

About Travelpro

For over 25 years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers on every continent. The company is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations. Travelpro was honored to once again be voted as the “World’s Best Luggage” by Premier Traveler Magazine in 2014.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @Travelprointl.

Travelpro Introduces Innovative Crew 10 Luggage Collection (PRESS RELEASE)

July 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most Advanced Technologies for Today’s Frequent Travelers

Travelpro the inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design is pleased to introduce the Crew 10 collection. The next generation of Travelpro’s popular flagship line, Crew 10, offers a leap forward in lightweight durability, effortless mobility, and style for the frequent business and leisure traveller.

Crew 10 Black 20" Rollaboard

Crew 10 Black 20″ Rollaboard

“Travelpro’s primary commitment is to provide our customers with the most innovative and durable luggage available worldwide,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands. “The Crew 10 collection marks our continued design evolution, by incorporating the most advanced technology available today into Spinner and Rollaboard luggage.”

Packed with innovations, Crew 10 is equipped with a 360 degree Dual Wheel Spinner system, featuring patent-pending MagnaTrac wheel technology. With these revolutionary self-aligning magnetic wheels, Spinner models always roll straight in all directions, making it easier than ever to maneuver through crowded airports and airplane aisles. The effortless roll of MagnaTrac wheels reduce shoulder and arm strain by eliminating the drifting and pulling that is typically associated with pushing Spinner luggage.

In addition, its patented PowerScope Extension Handle minimizes wobble and has multiple stops at 38″ and 42.5″, ensuring a comfortable roll for users of varying heights. The next generation, patented Contour Handle Grip provides more comfort and greater control of Spinner luggage.

Crew 10 Merlot 20 inch Rollaboard

Crew 10 Merlot 20 inch Rollaboard

An array of other practical features enhances the durability and functionality of the collection. These include: tapered expansion of up to 2″ for maximizing packing flexibility, new shear-resistant zipper heads that stay intact after many miles of travel, a suiter for wrinkle-free packing and intelligent hold-down straps that can slide side-to-side to hold down your clothes more effectively.

Accented by rich leather side and top carry handles, Crew 10 is available in both stylish merlot and elegant black. The line is backed by a lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship. Select from 8 carry-on models, including two designed for international travel, this 12-piece collection elevates Travelpro’s heritage of design excellence to a new global standard.

About Travelpro

For over 25 years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. Travelpro was honored to receive the New Product Innovation Award from the Travel Goods Association (TGA) in March 2013 for the revolutionary Platinum Magna luggage collection.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Crew 10 Black Rollaboard - OPEN

Crew 10 Black Rollaboard

American Airlines Introduces Self-Tag Baggage Option

August 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’ve flown American Airlines out of a larger U.S. city recently, you may noticed that something has changed about the check-in process: passengers are now able to tag their own baggage.

The aptly named “Self-Tag” program (which was initially tested in Austin, Texas late last year) works in conjunction with American Airlines’ current self-check-in kiosks.

Now, in addition to using self-serve kiosks to check into their flight, you can also identify the number of bags you want to check and print baggage tags and claim tickets along with your boarding pass and receipts.

Example of IATA airport code printed on a bagg...

Example of IATA airport code printed on a baggage tag, showing DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Airlines hopes that the Self-Tag system will free up more agents to work with travelers, but to also speed up the check-in process. In addition, agents will be available during check-in to lend assistance, and passengers who want to check their baggage the traditional way may still do so.

In a statement, American’s Vice President at Miami International Airport Marilyn DeVoe said, “Self-tagging brings us one step closer to a modernized, efficient new American by offering our customers more choices along their journey and more ways to customize their travel experience.

American Airlines passengers can test out the new Self-Tag system at the following airports:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)

American Airlines isn’t the only airline to offer this service – in fact the “DIY Baggage” trend has already been adopted by other major airlines, including WestJet and Alaska Airlines. So far, it appears to have worked quite well – American Airlines reports that the new system has been shown to speed up check-in times by roughly 55%.

If the Self-Tag program and other self-serve programs like it continue to be well-received, we anticipate that many other airlines will begin to roll out similar programs. Now that the flight and baggage check-in process has become self-service, we’re curious to see what other self-serve options airlines will introduce in the near future.

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage and Austin House Present the 2013 Fathers Day Gift Guide [PRESS RELEASE]

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Perfect Travel Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

Boca Raton, Fla., – May 10, 2013 – Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House are proud to announce their 2013 Fathers Day Gift Guide. Make this an unforgettable Fathers Day with a gift from their expansive lines of luggage and travel accessories, designed to suit the needs of the business and leisure traveler.

Travelpro Crew 9 Business BackpackThe Travelpro Crew 9 Checkpoint Friendly Business Brief and Business Backpack are perfect for Dads who travel on business and want highly organized convenience. Both items feature multiple pockets, a padded laptop sleeve and a convenient business organizer to store all that a father needs for everyday use at the office or for business travel. Additionally, the Crew 9 Business Brief includes an adjustable, non-slip shoulder strap for maximum comfort when traveling. The Travelpro Platinum Magna Carry-on Rolling Garment Bag is also an excellent gift for Fathers Day. It is ideal for a two-three day business trip or a weekend getaway, featuring a deluxe wardrobe system with a padded foam bar that keeps clothes wrinkle-free during travel. This Platinum Magna Carry-on is part of Travelpro’s 2013 TGA Innovation Award winning Platinum Magna Collection. The award is an acknowledgment of the cutting edge consumer research that served as a foundation for the design of the line.

“This year’s Gift Guide provides high quality luggage along with practical, inexpensive travel accessories that are perfect gifts for fathers who travel for business or leisure,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Make family travel effortless and stress free this Fathers Day with the Atlantic Compass Unite 21″ Expandable Spinner. Featuring the revolutionary Link2Go system, two pieces of luggage can connect back to back with Velcro straps so you can easily roll two pieces with one hand. The Link2Go feature is ideal for Dad when he is travelling with the family. Additionally, customers can receive a $15 mail-in rebate when purchasing two Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models and a $30 mail-in rebate when purchasing three Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models. The collection is available in stylish Cobalt Blue and Black fabric colors

Traveling can be hassle free with the Austin House Universal Adapter with Dual USB. This practical device is compatible with power outlets in over 175 different countries and lets you power or recharge devices such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Another great gift for Dad is the new Austin House Digital Stereo Earphones, featuring a lightweight ear bud design that blocks background noise while delivering great sound. Fathers can save up to 75% of their packing space by using the Austin Houses Compact Compression Bags. No vacuums are required, simply insert items into the bag, zip the lock and roll to force the air out the bag.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Ideal for family travel, Atlantic luggage is part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit our website at AtlanticLuggage.com for a list of the latest products available for purchase and the nearest retail locations.

About Travelpro

For over twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the prestigious Product Innovation Award at the 2013 Travel Goods Association Show for the Platinum Magna Luggage Collection.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, Austin House’s 2013 Mother’s Day Gift Guide [RELEASE]

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Perfect Travel Gifts

Travelpro, Atlantic Luggage, and Austin House are proud to announce their “2013 Mother’s Day Gift Guide.” Make this an unforgettable Mother’s Day with a gift from their expansive lines of luggage and travel accessories, designed to suit the needs of the female traveler.

Surprise her with Travelpro’s new award-winning, Platinum Magna 21″ Expandable Spinner. Thanks to its five new patent-pending technologies, the Platinum Magna luggage collection won the prestigious New Product Innovation Award at the 2013 Travel Goods Association Show.

Platinum Magna 2This groundbreaking collection of luxury 8-wheel Spinner and Rollaboard luggage is incredibly lightweight and elegant. Ideal for mothers who love to travel, the Platinum Magna’s Duraframe framing system lessens luggage weight significantly while providing strong protection from the impacts of travel. Additionally, it always rolls straight with the patent-pending MagnaTrac 8- wheel Spinner system that includes self-aligning magnetic wheels that eliminate “drifting” that is common when wheeling other Spinner luggage. Travelpro’s Platinum Magna Rolling Tote is also an excellent gift for Mother’s Day. It is perfect for an overnight business trip and features a built-in business organizer and padded laptop or tablet sleeve. Platinum Magna is available in sienna and black fabric colors.

“This year’s Gift Guide offers a variety of fashionable luggage and travel accessories that are ideal for traveling mothers and the budgets of their loved ones” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Make family traveling effortless and stress free this Mother’s Day with Atlantic Luggage’s Compass Unite 25″ Expandable Spinner. Featuring the revolutionary Link2Go system, two pieces of luggage can connect back to back with Velcro straps so you can easily roll two pieces with one hand.

Additionally, customers can receive a $15 mail-in rebate when purchasing two Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models and a $30 mail-in rebate when purchasing three Atlantic Compass Unite Spinner models. The collection is available in beautiful cobalt blue and black.

For ladies with a flair for fashion and function, Atlantic Luggage offers the stylish Odyssey Lite Ladies tote. With its padded laptop or tablet sleeve and business organizer, it is an elegant and lightweight carry-on companion, perfect for short trips or even everyday use to the gym or office.

For adventurous mothers and grandmothers, the National Geographic Balboa 21″ Hardside Spinner Luggage Collection, features a variety of beautiful animal images from National Geographic’s award-winning image library. Lightweight and loaded with all the conveniences that modern travelers need, luggage will make every journey easier. In addition, every purchase made will help support vital National Geographic exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

Other interesting Mother’s Day gifts include attractive and cost effective travel accessories from Austin House. Traveling can be hassle free with the Austin House Travel Comfort Set, which includes an eye mask, inflatable pillow and soft 48″ x 32″ fleece blanket.

Austin House helps travelers save money by preventing airline overweight luggage fees with the convenient Digital Luggage Scale. Simply place the luggage onto the scale’s hook and use its ergonomic design to lift and measure up to 110 pounds of luggage weight. Fashionable luggage tags are also available in various fun designs, including the trendy Handbag, Shoe, Flip-flop, and Beach Hat designs. These colorful tags make it easy to spot mom’s luggage on the baggage carousel.

About Austin House

Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Please visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands.

Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a list of the latest products available for purchase and the nearest retail locations.

About Travelpro

For over twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the prestigious Product Innovation Award at the 2013 Travel Goods Association Show for the Platinum Magna Luggage Collection.

You can visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @TravelproIntl.

Holiday Sale at the Travelpro Luggage Outlet

November 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Travelpro is offering a sale on some of their popular carry-on and wheeled luggage lines at the Travelpro luggage outlet, including the Atlantic Odyssey Spinners, Maxlite expandable Rollaboards and rolling duffels, and from our most popular collection, the Crew 7 Rollaboards, rolling duffels, and garment bags.

We’re even offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

If you’re looking to save on some luggage or travel items for the frequent travelers in your life (or just getting ready for a family vacation), check out the Travelpro Luggage Outlet for our latest holiday sale.

Travelpro Outlet Sale

Travelpro Showcases New Products at NBA Trainers and Equipment Manager Tradeshows

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In late May, Travelpro showcased its new Platinum® 7 and Executive Pro™ collections at the National Basketball Association Trainers and Equipment Manager Tradeshows in Chicago. With over 40 road games each season, professional basketball players, coaches and scouts need luggage that they can rely on for a no-worry travel experience.

Travelpro Rolling Garment Bag Black

The Platinum 7 Rolling Garment Bag

The new Platinum 7 50” Expandable Rolling Garment bag was a big hit. With the large spacious interior and patented padded foam bar to reduce wrinkles, it is the ideal bag to store the tall suits of players and coaches. With a hangar clamp on each end, this expansive bag can hold six to eight suits.

The trainers and equipment managers were also impressed with the 30” Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel from the Platinum line. It features two cavernous compartments for flexible packing options. In addition to casual clothing, this duffel can effectively store many large-sized shoes for long road trips.

Travelpro Rolling Duffel

Travelpro Platinum 7 Rolling Duffel

Ideal for coaches, scouts and the teams’ media, the lightweight Executive Pro Checkpoint Friendly briefcases were very well received. The combination of checkpoint friendly (do not have to remove the computer through airport security), intelligent storage compartments and a padded laptop sleeve that holds most 17” laptops were valued features to make travel easier.

Last season, Travelpro provided luggage and business cases to ten professional basketball teams.

Refreshed Garment Bag Makes a Comeback

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Spend any time in an airport or hotel, and you’ll see streams of little rolling bags being dragged through concourses and lobbies. But as any veteran business or leisure traveler knows, a normal suitcase can present some drawbacks. The trickiest? Packing beautifully pressed suits or business outfits without wrinkling them.

Inevitably, by the time you arrive at your destination, your once neatly pressed clothing require ironing in a hotel room or a trip to the dry cleaners—if you have time.

Crew 8 Rolling Garment Bag

Crew 8 Rolling Garment Bag

So whatever happened to the garment bag? For a generation or so, this wider luggage style was a popular choice for business travelers who wanted to avoid the risk of wrinkling. It also provided more room to pack more stuff, from business paraphernalia to recreational gear.

Inexplicably, the garment bag fell out of favor as uprights proliferated airports—that is, until recently. Frequent travelers are rediscovering the advantages of the garment bag, and why it may be the perfect travel companion for weeklong business trips or long weekend getaways.

Like today’s ubiquitous rolling uprights, most new garment bags come with inline skate wheels and roll behind you. The higher quality bags have sturdy telescoping handles, with ergonomic comfort grips, that extend to multiple stops of 38 inches and 43 inches to accommodate taller travelers. This refreshed garment bag has never been easier to move around.

Non-rolling models tend to be lighter than a rolling bag, since they don’t require wheels, handles and frames. But you have to sling those wheel-less bags over your shoulder, an unwanted load on sore backs.

The expandable rolling garment bag is the most popular style today. This convenient, practical model features one or two hanging wally racks and a couple inside shoe toiletry pockets. It expands as much as 2 1/2 inches, providing roughly one-quarter to one-third more packing space.

Garment bags come in all sizes too. Today’s 20-inch to 24-inch carry-on models give you extra packing space, yet fit easily into overhead compartments. At the other end of the scale, 50-inch rolling garment bags are not only enormous pieces of luggage, but they also come equipped with all the bells and whistles.

In these super deluxe bags, features matter. Many have a convenient trolley device fitted to accommodate closet hangers. Extra-wide straps are designed to secure clothing and minimize wrinkling during travel. The high-end bags feature three outside zippered pockets. Extra large interior pockets are ideal to store shoes, electronics and other bulky items. In one top brand, we found a secret hidden pocket that tucks underneath the lining, plus a stowaway pocket, located between the struts, to save space.

In all sizes, the best of the breed are built tough to last the rigors of the road. Made of durable water-resistant nylon fabrics, they shrug off the rough and tumble of modern travel, and prevent staining, moisture intrusion and tearing.

All these wonderful modern features aside, the main benefit of the garment bag is the same as it has always been: to keep clothes flat, wrinkle-free and tidy during transport. Once again, it is emerging as an essential bag for the frequent traveler.

Durable, lightweight garment bags and luggage have been the hallmark of Travelpro®, the preferred choice of pilots and flight crews worldwide. In the U.S., Travelpro also provides deluxe garment bags to many of the NBA basketball teams. Visit the Travelpro website to see our different luggage collections.